Captain Anne Alberg: Arctic Loon Slideshow

By: Sailing Story, Sailing Tips

Being on the water is in Anne Alberg’s DNA. Her great-great-grandfather Anders Persson’s boat is displayed in the harbor in Boren, Sweden. Beginning with several boating vacations to Desolation Sound in British Columbia around the age of 10, Anne has dreamed of sailing to faraway places like the South Pacific, Croatia, Myanmar and Belize. Sailing to Captain Anne has always been about freedom, adventure, exploration and discovery. In addition, it is a captivating and magical feeling being at the helm connecting as one with yourself, the boat and the wind. Anne also loves the social side of spending time with …

Update: The Voyage of the Arctic Loon

By: Sailing Story

We have been following along with the Arctic Loon and Captain Anne Alberg as they journey from Seattle to New Zealand.  Her adventures have been mentioned on the ASA website. You can read them here: The Journey of the Arctic Loon The Crewy of the Arctic Loon Featured Instructor Captain Anne Alberg These are her latest updates from the last leg of the journey October 24: We are at Minerva Reef waiting for the “weather window” to make the final 7-day passage. Maybe a story could describe this final segment before we arrive in New Zealand after our 14 months …

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Jenni Hellpap LTD Sailing

By: Instructors, women on the water

Meet Jenni from the dock! She used to sail a little, now she sails a lot! Jenni is the perfect example of anyone who ever had a dream and worked hard to make it come true. She hails from land-locked Wisconsin but now sails on the Caribbean waters of Grenada & the Grenadines with LTD Sailing – “Living The Dream” Sailing School and beyond! She has her USCG Captains License as well as her RYA Yachtmaster certification. She teaches ASA 101 – ASA 114. Captain Jenni Hellpap is this month’s featured instructor.

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey, Sail Solomons

By: Instructors, women on the water

If you need a sample of what a resume should look like you would look no further than the background of Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey. A few highlights include retired Navy Captain, C-130 Aircraft Navigator, Oceanographer, Meteorologist, ASA Instructor and USCG Master since 2006.  She is the co-founder of Sail Solomons and an ASA Oustanding Instructor.  More importantly, she loves sharing her love of sailing with everyone. Perhaps the most important thing to know about Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey is her belief that sailing is for everyone, “ Sailing knows no age, no race or religion, no wealth category.  I’ve seen …

Meet Some Women On The Water

By: Sailing Story

The American Sailing Association has launched a new campaign designed to get more women on the water. “Women on the Water” encourages more women to take the helm.  These are nine stories out of many, of women who are sailing. Do you have a great story about a women sailor or a group of women sailing?  If so, please share it with us. Maybe a group of women has started sailing together or there is a woman captain that is dominating the Wednesday night racing scene or perhaps you know a group of women who just love being out on …

Roxy Darrow Has Gone Sailing

By: Sailing Story, women on the water

“I’ve always looked out over the Pacific and wondered about our ocean neighbors, the cultures, the people, the land that share the Pacific together. What the ocean looks like in the middle, what it feels like. And now I know. I want to continue experiencing more of her secrets.” Roxy Darrow responded to Captain Ann Alberg when asked about her inspiration for being out on the water. Roxy Darrow found herself while kayaking on the Potomac. Strange to think that a sailor’s soul would be found in the nation’s capital but not strange at all when the water we desire …

ASA Featured Instructor: Anne Alberg, San Juan Sailing School

By: Instructors, women on the water

ASA is encouraging women to get out on the water and, with that, we are highlighting the adventures of our women instructors as they lead expeditions around the world and spread the love and joy of sailing to as many people as possible. Captain Anne Alberg is currently sailing from Seattle to New Zealand aboard S/V Arctic Loon and we have profiled her journey in Women on the Water – The Journey of the Arctic Loon.  ASA asked Captain Anne Alberg of San Juan Sailing about sailing and her history with the lifestyle. She is this month’s Featured Instructor.

Women On The Water – The Crew On The Arctic Loon

By: Destinations, Sailing Story

Captain Anne Alberg and Captain Diana Trump are currently sailing across the Pacific Ocean on a journey to New Zealand from their starting point in Seattle. They are sharing their journey with ASA readers along the way. Their story was introduced in this piece Women on the Water -the Journey of the Arctic Loon How would you pick a crew for a long sail? Captain Anne describes the process for us.

ASA Featured Instructor: Stacey Brooks, SeaDog Sailing

By: Instructors, women on the water

Stacey Brooks seems to always be on a boat. She recently completed a sailing adventure in Cuba and will be sharing her stories from that journey with ASA readers in the near future. Her school, Sea Dog Sailing is based in The British Virgin Islands. If there was ever a person who personifies what ASA is trying to promote with the “Women on the Water” campaign it is captain Stacey Brooks and her ever valuable first mate Allison Beauvais. Captain Stacey is this month’s ASA Featured Instructor.